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Hannibal trail

Day 18 Vieste to Castel del Monte
via Canne

How to get to Castel del Monte

Canne della bataglia:


SP 53

A 14
SS 159/SP14





SS170 dA.
nameless parking lot of Castel del Monte
N 414' 36'' E 1616' 28''  

N 4117'42''  E 168'59.7''

130 km.  tijd 2.30 uur 
34 km     tijd 0.45 u

To Canne della bataglia
Leave the campground and go right.
After 200m right towards Matinata.
Keep following Matinata SP 53. You drive along the coast.
Follow A 14 towards Foggia.
You pass 4 tunnels. Then you join the Super Strada 
SS89 towards Foggia till exit Manfredonia Sud. SS 159/SP14.
Just before Manfredonia is a big supermarket
( Centro Commerciale) Furtheron turn right towards Bari Zapponeta.
Stay on the SS159 along the coast.
In Zapponeta straight on towards Margherita di Savoia.
You pass the salines. In Margherita follow Bari Barletta.
In the centre of the village right.
Continue following SS159/SP141 Barletta.
Join the SS16 Asse astrezato towards Bari.
Take exit Canosa, Barletta ovest.
Go left SS93 towards Canosa.
On this road exit SP Canne della B. SP142.
Ignore the sign  "height max 3 m" (You'll stop before the tunnel).
It's about 5 km until the excavations.
There is a large car park after you pass the entrance.

To Castel del monte
You drive back in the midst of the olive trees.
After 3,4 km at the intersection left.
After nearly 2 km at the intersection with the S93 keep right and stay on the SP124.
After nearly 9 km keep left and take the exit towards Contrada Nunziatella.
After 800m at the intersection left and 30m furtheron right to the Strada Comunale Zagaria.
After 2,5 km go right SS170 dA.
Follow signs Castel del Monte.
The SS170 dA brings you straight to the castle , but you can't stop here.
About 1 km beyond the Castle is the carpark where we will stay this night
The battlefield at Cannae

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